David Morse
TV Guest Appearances
Diary of a City Priest
Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
Murder Live!
Action Man
Tecumseh: The Last Warrior
The Langoliers
Big Wave Dave's
Miracle on Interstate 880
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster
Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann
Two-Fisted Tales
Cross of Fire
Brotherhood of the Rose
Winnie
Place at the Table
KnowZone
Downpayment on Murder
Six Against the Rock
When Dreams Come True
Shattered Vows
Prototype
St. Elsewhere
Our Family Business
Title

Year

1995

Character

Galloway

Summary

Throughout the 18th century, Native Americans had been systematically uprooted by the settlers and pushed further West. Always the pawn in other peoples' wars, the Shawnee finally find a voice of resistance in Tecumseh (Jesse Borrego), who battled the United States for several decades. Although tribal elders dicker over peace treaties, and Tecumseh's own mother (Tantoo Cardinal) favors resettlement West, Tecumseh stirs up his brethren with full support of his sister Starwatcher (Jeri Arredondo). In flashbacks, we witness Tecumseh's initial flight from battle a la The Red Badge of Courage, his subsequent vindicating courage, his befriending of the Caucasian farmer Galloway (David Morse) who teaches him to read, and his leadership bond with fellow warriors before the Battle of Fallen Timber in 1794.

Conquering the ravages of alcohol, Tecumseh's brother, Loud Noise (Lorne Cardinal), helps him launch an all-encompassing campaign to unite the Indian nations against the forward sweep of the White Man. Over a barrel because weak-willed leaders sold land they had no right to turn over to Uncle Sam, Tecumseh defies his most troublesome adversary, General Benjamin Harrison (David Clennon), who retaliates by massacring the Indians at Prophet Town. Misled by visions of assassinating Harrison, Loud Noise unwittingly undermines Tecumseh's efforts in banding together the tribes. Never sanctioning surrender as his crusade loses momentum, Tecumseh falls in battle in Ontario Canada in 1813. Unable to forestall the genocide of his people, he stands out as a beacon of hope in a war of white expansion the Native Americans never had the resources to win.

Director

Larry Elikann

Writers

James Alexander Thom (book), Paul F. Edwards

Cast

Jesse Borrego

Tecumseh

David Clennon

William Henry Harrison

Tantoo Cardinal

Turtle Mother

Gregory Norman Cruz

Chiksika

Douglas Spain

Teen Tecumseh

Jimmie F. Skaggs

Hardstriker

Holt McCallany

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